Accession Number : ADD002975

Title :   Protective Cover for a Missile Nose Cone.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Copeland,Robert L ; Greene,Ralph F ; Beeler,David R ; Eastridge,Robert A ; Chase,Vance A

Report Date : 20 Jul 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent relates to a missile nose cone removable protective cover having a rigid outer shell of cross-linked polyethylene with a semirigid backing of polyurethane foam. A shaped linear charge is positioned in a serpentine pattern between the rigid outer shell and the foam backing. The shaped linear charge is detonated by means of a detonator in an epoxy junction box in the forward end of the nose cover.

Descriptors :   *Protective coverings, *Patents, *Guided missiles, *Nose cones, Polyethylene plastics, Polyurethane resins, Shaped charges, Detonators, Removal, Inflight

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE